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Laborer

Company name
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Location
Montpelier, ID

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Summary

These positions are temporary, have a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

These positions are located within a National Forest. The incumbent performs a variety of laborer duties in support of road maintenance and/or facility maintenance. The work requires prior work experience or training, some degree of manual skill, and very heavy physical effort.

The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual until needs.

Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours.

The duty station for this position will be at one of the duty locations listed in this announcement. Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Salary range as shown is the locality pay area of Rest of U.S. (RUS). Pay rates vary depending on location and may be higher or lower than the amount shown. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's website for additional information on pay rates.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

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Responsibilities

Performs tasks that require very heavy physical effort and the use of heavy power equipment and common hand tools. Tasks include but are not limited to:

1)Moves heavy freight, furniture, machinery, supplies, equipment and other very heavy items by use of hand trucks or other moving equipment and places or stacks for storage;

2)Packs, loads, and/or unloads heavy bulky materials, equipment, and boxes delivered to the facility;

3) Cuts trees, clears brush, removes rocks, digs ditches and back fills; digs loose bars, digs post holes and plumbs posts; clears and levels ground; replaces barriers, paints or stains;

4) Operates heavy-duty power mowers, weed trimmers, tillers, chain saws, pallet jacks, powered snow blowers, high-pressure sprayers, jackhammers, floor buffers and steam cleaners.

5) Assembles and places a variety of items and structures needed to complete assignments;

6) Cleans, oils, lubricates, and performs minor adjustments on power equipment.

7) Operates motor vehicle in support of operations.

As an incidental duty the incumbent may shovel snow, sand and debris; cut and clear small trees and brush along roads and fences; wash and wax cars, boats, and trucks by hand or using a powered buffer; vacuum, mop, wax, and buff floors; empty trash cans; and, wash windows and ceiling fixtures.

NOTE: Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

03

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Company info

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Website : http://www.fs.fed.us/

Company Profile
we are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. We have an elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization. Our experts provide technical and financial help to state and local government agencies, businesses, private landowners and work government-to-government with tribes to help protect and manage non-federal forest and associated range and watershed lands. We augment our work through partnerships with public and private agencies that help us plant trees, improve trails, educate the public, and improve conditions in wildland/urban interfaces and rural areas, just to name a few. Our team also promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation internationally. Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the mission of the Forest Service: "to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run." Meet the Forest Service Our Organization What we believe Our numbers Our history Strategic Plan

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